Local August 5, 2019 | 6:17 pm

No convicts, none jailed in Brazilian warplane US$3.5M bribes

Santo Domingo.- The only defendant behind bars for the US$3.5 million in bribes to buy eight Super Tucano airplanes will be released soon, after a National District Instruction judge ordered his release on Monday .

Judge Raquel Astacio ruled to release Dominican Air Force, colonel Carlos Piccini, who must periodically appear at the office of the prosecutor and post bond of RD$1.0 million.

Piccini has been in prison for more than two years and claims there has been an “early conviction” against him.

Also indicted in the case was former Armed Forces secretary Rafael Peña Antonio